FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:

ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia

 

A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.

 

Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

 

Why You Should Attend:

 

A toolkit of information

Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community

Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

 

Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at mboyd.namimemphis@gmail.com to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019

 

Veronique Black

NAMI Memphis

901-725-0305 phone

901-725-0306 fax

3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall

Suite #480

Memphis, TN 38115

 

You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI

Applications and sign-up MONDAY, JUNE 5th from 8 am til 10 am @ 1404 Airways Blvd. Hiring $8 hourly, ages 13 to 19 for Memphis Jobs for TEENS. Orientation is immediately after from 10 am until 1 pm. Get paid for summer work. LEARN AND EARN. 901-300-2820

The Memphis Public Libraries summer camp applications are live on the http://www.memphislibrary.org/  website. The Summer Camps are a main banner on the website that links directly to all of our summer camp applications. Along with the applications, there is a link to a FAQ that will pretty much answer all questions pertaining to the camps.

 

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The YMCA along with Youth United Way and Southwest TN Community College will host its Annual Teen Summit on Saturday, March 5th at Southwest Community College Whitehaven Center from 11:00 am4:00 pm for students in grades 8-12. We are encouraging all students to attend!

Because we are aware that our graduating seniors need community service/volunteer hours for the Tennessee Promise program, we are also giving 5 hours of service for participation in this event.

Space is limited, so we encourage students to register today! Please share this information!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Click the link to register for this event: TEEN SUMMIT REGISTRATION

 

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The Delta GEMS program of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been nominated for the Imani Mentoring Award with the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement! The 8th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St. Memphis, TN 38104.

This event is open to the public. ‪#‎sctacDST‬ ‪#‎Memphis‬ ‪#‎choose901‬‪#‎mentoring‬ ‪#‎DST1913‬

 

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Cloud901 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, 11 am

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, 38111

Cloud901 is a state-of-the-art learning lab, free for teens ages 13-18.

This “safe space” includes video and audio production labs, editing and mixing stations, formal and informal learning areas, digital and analog displays, a performance area, a Maker Space, and brainstorming, homework, and collaboration zones. Teens can make and edit video and audio, use hi-tech equipment such as 3D printers, perform and create art, practice entrepreneurial skills, brainstorm and collaborate on ideas, and much more! Teens will enjoy expert-led workshops and self-guided learning with other teens, mentors, and volunteers.

Join us as we open the doors of #CLOUD901 for the first time, with the City of Memphis and Mayor A C Wharton, the Memphis Public Library, the Memphis Library Foundation, and others.

Read more about Cloud901 here.

Shelley Forrest Thomas, Communications/Donor Relations Manager

Memphis Library Foundation , 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

901-415-2873 , www.memphislibraryfoundation.org